The Childhood Studies Minor in the College of Arts and Sciences is an exciting educational opportunity for undergraduate students interested in a wide array of issues concerning children and the experience of childhood. This interdisciplinary minor focuses on the life stages of infancy through adolescence and incorporates interests in child policy, parenting, gender, the life course, and the place of children in society and culture.


Case Western Reserve University has earned national and international recognition for its cutting edge research and teaching on the life cycle. The minor in Childhood Studies helps students take advantage of the diversity of child-related learning opportunities available through the Schubert Center for Child Studies, multiple departments across the CWRU campus, and institutions throughout the greater Cleveland community.


Click here for course listings and requirements for the Minor in Childhood Studies


The following faculty members provide academic advising to students interested in a minor in Childhood Studies:


Elizabeth Short, PhD

Professor of Psychological Sciences

Advisor, Childhood Studies program


Jill Korbin, PhD

Professor of Anthropology

Director, Schubert Center for Child Studies

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences


Gabriella Celeste, JD

Director, Child Policy

Schubert Center for Child Studies